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September 11, 2010

Mtg: Shingled Magnetic Recording and Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording

by @ 5:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY October 19, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Roger Wood, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Time: Networking and Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Magnetic recording as we know it today is approaching its theoretical limit of about 1 Terabit/in2.? Annual increases in HDD capacity will come to a halt unless a significant new technology can be introduced (more…)

Mtg: Solving Radio Frequency Interference Problems

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY October 20, 2010
SCV Instrumentation & Measurement Chapter
Speaker: Steve Thomas, Senior Product Manager, Anritsu Company
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Board Room, Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to brian.lee@ieee.org or 408-201-1976
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ims

As wireless systems proliferate worldwide, the number one enemy of wireless systems designers and service providers is signal interference. Interference hampers coverage and capacity, and limits the effectiveness (more…)

Mtg: Patent and Invention Strategies – Good Ways to Invest your Time and Money

by @ 8:03 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

FRIDAY September 17, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Peter Salmon, individual inventor
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: IEEE members $40; non-members $50; also available as a webcast
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: through website
Web: www.eventbee.com/view/ieeecnsv091710

Mtg: Patent Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Innovative Thinkers

by @ 8:03 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 16, 2010
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dave Stevens, Stevens Law Group, P.C.
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

This presentation from a legal expert outlines general principles of intellectual property (IP) protection for various technologies, and will provide practical strategic (more…)

Mtg: PV Solar Plants â?? Controls and Inverters

by @ 8:02 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY September 16, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Peter Kiggen, Manager, Emerson Control Techniques Solar Plant Solutions; Jim Cushman, Senior Account Manager, Emerson Process Management
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: by September 15, by contacting Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1009-oeb-ias.pdf

As the demand for Solar Power Generation increases through required regulation, there is a daily evolvement within the PV Solar Plant Development for Utility Scale (more…)

Mtg: Information Storage: Foundation for Advancing Education

by @ 8:01 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY September 15, 2010
SCV Education, with Computer Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Steven R. Hetzler, IBM Fellow, Manager Storage Architecture Research
Time: Networking & food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: see website
Web: essv915.eventbrite.com

Mtg: From Carbon-based to Sustainable Energy: What We Can Learn from “How Big Things Happen” in America

by @ 8:00 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY September 15, 2010
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Ray Rothrock, VENROCK
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

The United States is an amazing country, with a long history of innovation when it comes to solving big problems. With the freedom to publish, think, and argue, so many good things (more…)

Mtg: The Art of Catheter-Based Imaging

by @ 7:58 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY September 15, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Kendall R. Waters, PhD, Manager, IP and Technology Development, Silicon Valley Medical Instruments Inc.
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Catheters play a key role in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine.? Nowhere is this more apparent than in the specialty of interventional cardiology, which is dedicated to (more…)

Mtg: LDMOS: Technology and Applications

by @ 7:57 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 14, 2010
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Shekar Mallikarjunaswamy, Alpha Omega Semiconductor
Time: Networking with pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E-1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

A key device that is used in most high voltage (20 to 120V) power integrated circuits for power management applications is the Lateral Diffused MOS (LDMOS) (more…)

Mtg: How to Be an Effective Technical Consultant by Speaking the Language of Business

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 14, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: John Levy, John Levy Consulting
Time: Networking and EnCorps overview at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Selling your services and being an effective consultant both require technologists to be clearly understood by non-technical business people. Ensuring you are understood (more…)

Mtg: Multicore Programming: Pitfalls and Solutions

by @ 7:54 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 14, 2010
SCV Computer, with ACM Chapter
Speaker: Madan Musuvathi, Researcher, Microsoft Research
Time: Networking with food and beverage at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: Microsoft Research (use rear/North door), 1288 Pear Ave., Mountain View
RSVP: required – from the website
Web: multicore.eventbrite.com

A big impediment in developing and maintaining concurrent software is our inability to effectively deal with race conditions.? These â??Heisenbugs??? are hard to find.? Even when (more…)

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